In case you have not heard, British actress and Oscar nominee Naomie Harris has been officially appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by the Queen of England. The Queen reportedly honoured Harris during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday, February 23, 2017, for her services to drama.
HELLO! Canada reported that the James Bond 007 and Moonlight star gave credit to director Danny Boyle after the ceremony, when she told reporters “He really gave me a chance when nobody else would at the start of my career when I had no credits to my name. Then later on he gave me a part in Frankenstein at the National after having left drama school ten years before and not having done any theatre. He took a chance again and that’s how Bond happened”.
Later, the actress whose filmography also includes After the Sunset, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Collateral Beauty, posted a picture from the ceremony on Facebook with this long caption: “As the daughter of an immigrant, it was with an added sense of pride that I received an OBE from the Queen today. I spent the ceremony reflecting on how my deceased grandparents would have felt seeing their granddaughter receive this kind of recognition from a country they fought so hard to be accepted by. I am proud to be British, and proud to be of Jamaican/Trinidadian descent, and I am incredibly proud of all the sacrifices my grandparents made so that I could live my dreams.”
Harris said she was impressed by how youthful the Queen looked, “She looked incredibly young and really healthy – and she has good skin.”, she added.
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